Blood and Feelings
Can you hold on a second? There is something I just have to do. Here it goes. *Breaks into happy dance* The Vampire Diaries are back! The Vampire Diaries are back!
Okay. I’m good. So where were we? Yes. That’s right! The winter hellatus is finally over and our fangtastic show has returned to our television screens. Just in the nick of time. I was going crazy without my Damon Salvatore fix. Just think if we had to wait another week . . . or if the CW postponed the return (*cough* Supernatural *cough). What would have we done then? Thank Stefan that didn’t happen. Yeah. So . . . Oh, that’s right. I have a show to recap. Should we get on with it then? I think that was a humongous YES. Okay, let’s hit it. For those of you who have seen last nights all new episode, please keep you hands and arms inside the vehicle as we descend into Mystic Falls. The rest of you must wait in Damon’s room because this is a SPOILER ALERT!
Okay. Here it goes. I’m so excited! Oh, great. Another naked werewolf waking up from a night of tearing and shredding flesh. Seen it (Did any of you watch Being Human?)! This time it’s the dearly departed Mason’s hippie werewolf friend Jules. Looks like her blood bender didn’t end with Rose (Find out what happened HERE). As she wakes up – and conveniently finds clothes that fit her perfectly (?) – Jules decides it’s time to clean up her mess, but not so fast. The fuzz just drove up. So she plays the helpless victim card to hide her tracks, and to kill the helpless officer. Have I mentioned that I really don’t like Jules?
Fast forward to Elena barging into Stefan’s room. Where could he be? Oh, he’s right behind you . . . and shirtless. You know this would be the perfect time for a little make-up make-out session, but of course Stefan opens his big mouth. He wants to find Isobel, against Elena’s protests. She figures if she just does whatever Elijah tells her to, everything will be fine (Have you people learned nothing?). Stefan disagrees and thinks he should suit up for the fight, by building up his tolerance of vervain like Katherine. So no shirtless make-out session then? Fail.
Hey, it’s Damon! And a still very alive Rose. Using his charming wit and nice full glass of blood, he tries to make her feel better about her werewolf infection. Legend, Shmedgen. Reassuring Rose that everything is going to be okay is kind of a hard thing to do, seeing as her bite is infinitely worse. Damon elicit’s the help of would-be love Elena to be nurse-maid, while he makes a quick exit.
Wow. Another Mystic Falls celebration. Seriously? Do these people every just sit home on a Friday night? Guess not. It’s the morning after Tyler’s transformation and Caroline is giving Tyler one more pep-talk. Longing stares ensue and fuel my Caroline/Tyler love theory. Also, Caroline just happens to break the news to Tyler that a werewolf bite can kill a vampire. No big deal. Right? Matt breaks the tension and creates more of his own. Kissing Caroline seemed to be a good idea at the time, until – once again – she runs away. I can see a pattern for this episode. Yep. There is a pattern. Tyler stops by after the Mystic Falls generic celebration and also smooches Caroline (Do I have to say, “Told ya so?”). She leaves Tyler standing on the front porch alone. So I have to say, why so much resistance Caroline? You have a werewolf and a human longing for your affection. I really don’t see a problem. Well, aside from the I-want-to-drink-your-blood and Your-werewolf-bite-can-kill-me aspect of the situation.
Now it’s time for one-scene Alaric alerting Damon that Jules is on the premisses, and telling Stefan that he may or may not have a number to contact Isobel. Alaric gives him the number (reluctantly), allowing Stefan to leave a message for Elena’s mom. A few minutes later, he gets a call back. Oh, come on now! You’re not going to let us in on the call? That’s not nice. Before Damon can confront Jules, Stefan takes him aside, preventing him from removing Jules’ spleen through her back. Damon is more than defensive when Stefan alerts him to the fact that he actually cares about Rose (What? No). Unfortunately for Rose, there is no cure for a vampire bite. Well, except a stake through the heart.
Bed. Damon. Damon’s bed. Damon. Damon’s bed! We’re in Damon’s bedroom?! Thank you Vampire Diaries! Oh, yeah. Elena is trying to help Rose. Blah, blah, blah. You can’t tell me you weren’t focused more on Damon’s bedroom, than the conversation happening between Elena and Rose. You can’t. Don’t deny it.
Rose is getting sicker by the minute. Hallucinations, the inability to digest blood, and the way Rose just slammed Elena against the wall, tells me that Rose is not going to last the episode. Who’s with me? Elena leaves the room and later finds Rose snacking on the Salvatore blood supply in the basement (Yuck). Rose is more than rabid at this point and tires to attack Elena. She manages to lock herself in Stefan’s bedroom before anything can happen. Of course, Stefan doesn’t answer his phone. Seriously, don’t these vampire’s know that you can’t leave your human girlfriend alone for more than a couple of minutes without something horrible happening? Will they ever learn? This would have never happened if Edward, or even Bill were there. How many times do I have to teach you this lesson?
It’s after dark by the time Elena makes her way out of the room to search for Rose. She’s nowhere to be found. Nevermind. She’s helping herself to a little after dinner janitor and two Mystic High students to sully her thirst. Damon is alerted to the situation and intervene’s a little too late. With the help of Elena, he takes her back to the Salvatore Mansion. Rose apologizes to Elena for her behavior and asks her to fight. No matter what, she must fight (A.k.a Don’t trust Elijah).
Later, Damon is in super-caring mode (Awww) as he helps, or rather, distracts Rose with a dream. Rose is back home in England. The sun is shining. The grass is green. And there Damon sits waiting for her. She isn’t afraid anymore and knows that soon she will see the ones she loved. In one of the most heartbreaking scenes of the season, Damon puts an end to her misery (I had to take out the Kleenex box for this scene. Damon wasn’t the only one crying).
Back at The Grill, Jules confronts Tyler about his wolfy ways. She knows. She knows about Mason and Caroline. Jules want’s to help Tyler (Be his friend), except telling him that Caroline killed Mason wasn’t really the way to do it. It wasn’t a great idea to tell him that there is more than one vampire in Mystic Falls, either. Oh, and more werewolves are coming. Yep. You heard me. More. Could there be a werewolf/vampire showdown in the works? I have no doubt about it.
Elena – good friend that she is – wants to help Damon after what happened to Rose. Only, he’s not one to admit his feelings. Elena knows he is pretending he doesn’t care, and wants him to keep trying to be human. She leaves, but gives him one more goodbye hug (Hey, he does care!). At home, Elena finds Stefan and a special friend waiting for her. Uh oh, it’s Uncle/Isobel’s lackey/Elena’s dad, John. Things are about to get a whole lot worse, if you ask me.
In the final scene of the night, a woman comes across a body in the road. Only, it’s not just any ol’ body. It’s Damon Salvatore in an existential crisis. Should he let all his inner human feelings take over, or should he just accept what he is? A monster. He wants – more than anything – to be human again. But that can never happen. Will he leave the human be? Or will he take a bite? Damn. He took a bite.
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What did you think of last nights episode? Did you miss all your favorite characters? Will you miss Rose? What do you think of the Caroline/Matt/Tyler love triangle? Are Stefan and Elena ever going to be officially back together again? Has Damon gone off the deep end? Tell me in the comments!